Project To Cure was founded in 2004 by Charles and Andrea Hirsch with the support of their family and friends. It is a grassroots organization that operates under the Northwell Health System Foundation. Four years after their son’s recovery at Cohen Children’s Medical Center from a benign pituitary brain tumor the Hirsch’s were interested in finding a means to give back to the facility that cured their son. They were approached by their surgeon and asked if they were interested in raising funds to support a novel line of research that targeted cancerous brain tumors.

A personal mission

Build My Solar’s dedication to help Project to Cure is a very personal mission. In June 2020 David Whelan’s 6 month old son was suddenly diagnosed with a craniopharyngioma that fully involved his pituitary gland. Thanks to Dr. Mark Mitler & Dr. Steven Schneider  and the amazing team at Cohen Childern’s Medical Center they were able to remove the entire tumor and save  David’s son’s life.